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Grants Coordinator

  • 504281
  • Full-time


The Arizona Historical Society is a nonprofit organization and state agency established in 1864. AHS connects people through the power of Arizona’s history. AHS collects, preserves, and tells the story of Arizona’s past through museum exhibitions, libraries and archives, historic sites, educational programs, and the Journal of Arizona History. AHS seeks to be the driving force strengthening Arizona’s communities by promoting history through leadership, partnership, and scholarship.

Flagstaff, Phoenix/Tempe, Tucson, Yuma

Grants Coordinator

Job Location:

Address:  1300 N. College Avenue

Tempe, AZ 85281

Posting Details:

Salary: $24.00/HR

Grade: 21

Closing Date: OTF

Job Summary:

The Grants Coordinator position will function as the primary staff member for the administration of a comprehensive grants development program and will lead the agency's grant development efforts by working closely with staff at all levels to identify and secure alternative funding opportunities. This position will include grant research, identification of appropriate applications, development & writing of grant applications with subject matter experts to secure federal, state, public and private grant sources. This position will be responsible for creating and managing the project timelines to ensure timely submission and implementation of funding. This position will also coordinate the implementation of grant awards and ensure the division's compliance with all grant requirements, including reporting.

Job Duties:
  • Directs, coordinates and develops competitive grant proposals to meet specified agency needs within appropriate designated time-frames and ensure timely submission of grant proposals.
  • Researches and identifies potential grant sources which includes contacting federal, state and local agencies, companies and foundations to pursue grant funds as well as conduct internet, e-Civis and other searches.
  • Ensures successful implementation of funding by the program after grant submission and award. This includes assisting with compliance activities, contract process and other post award activities.
  • Works collaboratively with AHS exhibits and programs staff to continuously monitor division's needs relative to available funding sources/opportunities and works with contract staff to ensure successful implementation of funding to providers if necessary.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):
  • Highly motivated with proven experience in writing grants and pursuing funds.
  • Develop concepts and ideas in both an oral and written form.
  • Knowledge of developing working relationships with community agencies, public and private organizations.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal, state and local laws, codes, rules and regulations.
  • Knowledge of in-depth research techniques to identify opportunities.
  • Writing skills, strong editing skills and written applications.
  • Organizational skills.
  • Computer Skills and experience with Google Suite.
  • Interpersonal communications applicable to the coordination of diverse stakeholder groups.
  • Strong research skills.
  • Ability to work independently as a team member.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks within a dynamic work environment.
  • Ability to interpret federal, state and local government laws regarding grant opportunities.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships.
Selective Preference(s):
  • 5 or more years of experience in grant development, including identification of grant opportunities, conducting research, writing, implementing and managing grants. In depth knowledge of business practices. Bachelor's degree preferred.
Pre-Employment Requirements:
  • Must have or be able to obtain a valid Arizona Driver's License.

The Arizona Department of Administration offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:

  • Sick leave
  • Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year
  • Health and dental insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Life insurance and long-term disability insurance
  • Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page

  • Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS). Please note, enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.
Contact Us:
  • If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Melba Davis at mdavis@azhs.gov or
    520-617-1161 for assistance.


All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.